An example of our ability to reduce the manufacturing costs and assembly problems associated with existing production lines Collaboration Overhead cost reduction is a core business issue when it comes to supply and distribution in the global automotive marketplace. On this project, Autoliv wanted Bayly to reduce the manufacturing costs and assembly problems with an upper seatbelt anchor point that included an adjustment feature. Process After reviewing a number of concepts and proposals, Autoliv asked Bayly to design and build a total turn key solution. This took the form of a dual workstation with different assembly functions. The machine was to be PLC controlled and pneumatically driven.
Before the machine was commissioned and commercially installed, Autoliv quality and production specialists observed Bayly’s in-house testing and trialling of the workstations. The business issues for Autoliv involved two options: import the completed assemblies in Australia or to set-up and manufacture locally. So factors like cost, quality and reliability were key considerations that Bayly had to incorporate into the project parameters.